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One Day in Vancouver

Are you planning to be in Vancouver to attend a conference, visit a friend or just for a brief layover? Will you have only one day to see the sights? If so, you are actually quite lucky, because Vancouver is…

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Arches National Park
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Utah’s Frying Pan

Utah is a giant artistic studio showcasing natural pieces by a seemingly unknown sculptor, scattered everywhere in the open. It feels as if the sculptor left just moments ago and will come back soon to finish the majestic project. Pre-set…

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North Vancouver
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North Vancouver

People in North Vancouver are proud of their city. A visitor to the city might not even notice that North Vancouver is not just the geographic location of the north part of Vancouver, but an independent municipality. The Pacific Ocean…

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Sunset at Georgian Bay
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Islands Of Snakes And Porcupines

If Georgian Bay in Ontario contained beer instead of water, it would be honey brown beer—at least in Honey Harbour, where Parks Canada boats can pick you up and take you to Georgian Bay Islands National Park. One late spring…

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Vancouver City Centre
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Vancouver’s 9 O’clock Gun

Heading to Vancouver any time soon? Then be prepared for a few things that might surprise or even scare you. One of them is the sound of a gunshot every evening, at 9 PM Pacific Time. When I moved to…

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Alabama Hills Desert
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Bad Day at Black Rock

Nestled in the Alabama Hills in the California desert is a lonely looking town called Lone Pine. It sits in a landscape full of oval rock formations and it is so photogenic that Hollywood producers have made many Western movies…

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Olympic Mountains
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Vampire Mountains

Close to a small town in the State of Washington, where the vampire-romance novel series Twilight is set, are the beautiful Olympic Mountains. The town is Port Angeles, hidden in the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the shore of…

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Mount Rainier
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Mount Rainier

As mentioned on this website before, Vancouver and British Columbia get more rain than any other place in Canada. They are not alone in their destiny: Washington State shares the same weather patterns. With its long rainy days, it is…

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